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Parents Should Carefully Observe 8-Year Old After He Was Pinned Under Car In Palm Bay

Posted by on Oct 4, 2013 in Motor vehicle accidents, Recent News

Parents Should Carefully Observe 8-Year Old After He Was Pinned Under Car In Palm Bay

The image of an automobile stopped on top of a mangled child’s bicycle struck hit me hard enough to warrant some discussion on this blog. The accident involved an 8-year old who was riding with his brother to Discovery Elementary School in Palm Bay. Apparently, a woman pulling her car out of a side street saw the brother, but did not see the 8-year old. The aspect of the accident that I thought was most important was the reference in several of the media reports to the boy having suffered a “minor” head injury, and how lucky he was to bearing wearing a bicycle helmet.  While these things are, of course, true,  as an Orlando accident and brain injury attorney, and a father of four children, this kind of apparent discounting of the significance of a direct blow to a child’s head (even in a helmet) is very concerning. Brain injuries are often the most subtle injuries suffered in accidents. Most brain injuries do not feature fractured skulls or subdural hematomas. Nevertheless, even minor traumatic brain injuries can be incredibly disruptive to accident victims — and especially children. If I was the parent of this 8-year old, I would keep an eagle-eye on him for several weeks, and even months. I would be looking for any changes in his mood or outlook or temperament. I would look for changes in his academic performance, his memory, or his use of language. I think I would also try to educate myself on all of the other indicators that my child may have suffered a brain injury.  If I saw anything that seemed different, I would see the advice of a qualified physician or a neuropsychologist. If you have any questions regarding a Florida automobile or bicycle accident, or are concerned about a possible brain injury after a Florida accident, call Winter Park personal injury lawyers Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill at...

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HUGE Changes to Florida PIP Law Start Jan. 1, 2013

Posted by on Dec 31, 2012 in Motor vehicle accidents

Many Florida drivers and passengers don’t realize that significant changes to Florida’s mandatory Personal Injury Protection (PIP) automobile insurance are set to kick in on January 1, 2013.  These changes could cost anyone injured in a Florida car accident thousands of dollars if the injured person doesn’t understand their rights under the new law. This is why we have prepared a FREE Special Report called “The Clever Client’s Guide To:  Avoiding Disaster Under The 2013 PIP Law.”   Click here to learn more and get your copy of our Special Report.   As always, if you have ANY questions following a Florida car accident call Winter Park personal injury attorneys Kim Cullen and Robert Hemphill at...

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